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By Blake T. Ostler

during this first quantity Blake T. Ostler explores Christian and Mormon notions approximately God. Written for either Mormons and non-Mormons drawn to the connection among Mormonism and classical theism, his path-breaking Exploring Mormon concept: The Attributes of God is a critique of classical theism relating to many of the relevant thoughts that experience shaped the Christian figuring out of God. He offers with questions of conventional philosophical theology together with loose will and foreknowledge, the character of God and Christology. The method of those questions is from the analytic philosophical culture and comprises exact arguments with regards to the coherence of Christian trust, scripture and perform. even if he acknowledges that spiritual religion is way extra a manufactured from intimacy with the divine than of ultimacy of cause, extra a fabricated from relationships than of logical necessities.

He presents an outline of the main influential Christian notions of deity, exploring subject matters and assets inside this discourse that will be valuable to Latter-day Saint explorations. additionally highlighted are quite a few views inside Mormonism itself together with an in depth research of Joseph Smith's Lectures on religion and dialogue of the idea of Orson and Parley Pratt, B. H. Roberts and John Widstoe. past Mormon suggestion is tested to have integrated an idea of God as a being in procedure. He indicates components within which Mormon ways to questions about loose employer and God's omnipotence may well recommend resolutions to a few of the tricky matters that experience stricken theologians and philosophers for hundreds of years. For the 1st time ever Ostler formulates a scientific Mormon Christology.

Praise for the Exploring Mormon proposal series:

“These books are crucial works on Mormon theology ever written. there's not anything presently on hand that's even on the subject of the rigor and class of those volumes. B. H. Roberts and John A. Widtsoe can have had fascinating insights within the early a part of the 20 th century, yet they'd neither the temperament nor the learning to offer a rigorous security in their perspectives in discussion with a much wider movement of Christian theology. Sterling McMurrin and Truman Madsen had the potential to have interaction Mormon theology at this point, yet neither one did.”
-Farms Review
Neal A. Maxwell Institute
Brigham younger University

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